A few memorable quotes from Spurrier at the presser going on right now:
"I coached a lousy game. If our players play poorly, our coaches coached poorly, simple as that"
Spurrier has always taken the blame for poor performances from his team. It's an admirable quality.
"We'll try to do some things differently next year before we go into a bowl game"
He won't say what, though, because he doesn't want to sound like he's making excuses. Good policy.
"We've got a long way to go to be a top flight team around here."
Sort of stating the obvious but good to know everyone is on the same page with this one.
"Sean...not gonna take the Youngstown St. job if it opens up here are you?"
He's a funny guy, the OBC. Always willing to take a friendly shot at somebody, such as Eric Wolford in this situation. Also Spurrier still giving SC State a lot of credit. I think he really does admire their program and their players.
Joe Person just asked if Geathers would be the only Junior leaving, and Spurrier said that if Geathers leaves he'll be the only one. Geathers wasn't in the workout earlier today. It definitely seems that he will be going to the NFL.
Freshman QB Connor Shaw was at the workout earlier. Spurrier says that Connor is a football junkie and loves to learn everything he can and workout.
Spurrier dodges a question regarding playcalling, saying he won't announce who's calling the plays this year and that "heck we may have a whole new system next year."
Spurrier doesn't seem to be blaming Kiffin for booking it to Southern Cal. Didn't take a shot at Kiffin at all here, somewhat surprisingly.
That's wrapping it up from Spurrier, Shawn Elliot is taking the mic right now. He's going through the basics, I love Carolina, these guys need to have fight and perfect technique, etc. Talking about a lack of emotion on the line, wants the guys to have passion, heart, and desire. He's certainly saying all of the right things right now, and he sounds convincing.
I've gotta wrap it up right now but Elliot is definitely making all of the right statements and has a good attitude.